Workers’ Comp & Leaves
The Lucia Mar Unified School District offers a variety of leaves options to eligible employees such as Catastrophic Leave, Extended Illness Leave, Family Medical Leave (FMLA), Industrial Accident Leave, Unpaid Leave of Absence (LOA), Parental Bonding Leave (PBL), etc.
Employees are required to contact Human Resources in the event an employee may need to be absent from work for an extended period of time (5+ days) due to injury/illness of the employee or the employee’s immediate family. It is requested that any foreseeable leaves be requested 30 days prior to the beginning of the leave. If your leave is due to medical reasons you will need to have your physician complete the Physician’s Healthcare Certification form and turn that in with your completed paperwork. Health benefits may be impacted when an employee has no paid leave available.
The goal of the Lucia Mar Unified School District is to ensure that appropriate benefits are paid promptly and accurately to employees with work-related injuries/illnesses. Workers’ Compensation is a state-mandated program, funded completely by the employer, and is designed to guarantee the payment of specified benefits to employees who are injured on the job. The District is self-insured for workers’ compensation benefits, and such benefits are paid using district funds.
York Insurance Services Group Inc. is the claims administrator for the District’s workers’ compensation claims. York can be reached toll-free at 1-800-922-5020.
ALL EMPLOYEES MUST REPORT A WORK RELATED INJURY WITHIN 24 HOURS OF THE INJURY OCCURING.
Notify your supervisor/principal and Cyndie Clark at (805) 474-3000 ext. 1195 for information on how and where to obtain medical treatment. If this is an after regular business hours injury please go to your nearest urgent care or emergency room for medical treatment. You will be directed to a second evaluation at Med Plus 877 Oak Park Rd. Pismo Beach to establish follow up care. Please contact Cyndie Clark after your evaluation regarding your work status prior to returning to work.